Toronto Public Library Celebrates Black History Month

January 25, 2011 | Media Relations

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Toronto Public Library Celebrates Black History Month
Living the Black Canadian experience

TORONTO (Tuesday, January 25, 2011) – Toronto Public Library invites all Torontonians to celebrate Black History Month at branches across the city during February.

Highlights this year include our featured event: Haiti – One Year Later, with representatives from Doctors without Borders and Toronto Star columnist Catherine Porter, who has been reporting regularly from the devastated country.

What:     Haiti – One Year Later 
Where:    North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street, Concourse Level
When:     Tuesday, February 2, 7 p.m. 
The Library also invites you to join literary critic Donna Bailey Nurse for a series of conversations with Canadian writers and artists, including Olive Senior, Pamela Mordecai, Nalo Hopkinson, Lorna Goodison, Philip Akin, Walter Borden and Christian Campbell.
As well, the Library has teamed up with Caribana to present Telling Like It Is: From Griot to Hip Hop, which will explore the roots and wings of African oral traditions and children’s writers will visit libraries all across the city, bringing classic Canadian books
and brand new titles to young audiences.

All Torontonians are invited to discover the richness of Toronto Public Library’s Rita Cox Black & Caribbean Heritage Collections, located in four convenient locations across the city: 

Malvern Branch, 30 Sewells Road, 416-396-8969
Maria A. Shchuka Branch, 1745 Eglinton Avenue West, 416-394-1000
Parkdale Branch, 1303 Queen Street West, 416-393-7686
York Woods Branch, 1785 Finch Avenue West, 416-395-5980
For more information and a complete list of all Black History Month events, pick up a Black History Month event guide and recommended reading list at any Toronto Public Library branch, call Answerline at (416) 393-7131, click on the Programs and Events link at or visit your local branch.

Black History Month at Toronto Public Library is supported by RBC Foundation.

Toronto Public Library is the world's busiest urban public library system. Every year, more than 18 million people visit our 99 branches and borrow more than 32 million items. To learn more about Toronto Public Library, visit our website at or call Answerline at 416-393-7131.


Media Contact:
Joseph Romain, Communications Officer, 416-393-7048